Vendor Spotlight: Red Republic Games

BoLS Open Staff

Vendor Spotlight: Red Republic Games

28 Feb 2020 Comments Closed 430 Views

Red Republic Games was founded in 2011 by three wargaming enthusiasts in Austin, TX. They are the creators of Arena Rex, an innovative gladiatorial skirmish game supported by world-class miniatures. That’s not just marketing speak, Arena Rex has some of the most detailed and beautiful minis in miniature wargaming.

Arena Rex is an innovative tabletop skirmish game. The experience has been built from the ground up to be tactically deep, yet streamlined and accessible. A low model count combined with easily digestible rules makes Arena Rex easy to pick up and play. Alternating activations opposed die rolls, and out-of-turn reactions keep you engaged throughout the game. A dynamic round structure offers new gameplay and tactical opportunities unique to Arena Rex. Damage trees offer new levels of control within a flexible combat resolution system.

In Arena Rex, the game factions take the form of famous ludi that inhabit our world. These ludi serve as soft factions as Arena Rex has very open force construction rules. When constructing a gladiator cohort to fight in the arena you may take any mix of gladiators and beasts you desire. There are potent bonuses for keeping mostly within a single ludus.

Arena Rex is played on various board sizes, they recommend an arena that measures about 30″ in diameter. Building your dream arena is part of the fun; players should feel free to build whatever shape and size game board they like. The game designers use a converted Playmobile arena for their games.

The team will be demoing the game at the BoLS Open so you can get a close up look at the mechanics and the minis – get a preview by checking out the rules here.